When Tina Parks started her education program at McGill University as a mature student, she was astounded at how lost her fellow frosh seemed—she remembers being shocked when a teaching assistant spent much of their tutorial going over what an essay should look like. "The students I was with...had little to no experience when it came to learning how to write papers," she said. "Many kids, by the time they get to their third year, they're all flunking out—they just can't do it. And I don't know if they're ill-prepared or what."
in defense of the thesis here is what such an essay should look like